Ramblngs: Laviolette fired; Shestorkin called up; Crosby return?; Kovy’s first game; World Juniors – January 7

Michael Clifford



Igor Shesterkin, the prized prospect goalie for the New York Rangers, got the call to the NHL on Monday morning. He’ll join both Alexandar Georgiev and Henrik Lundqvist, which means this team is carrying three goalies for the time being. That’s going to wreak havoc on fantasy owners and their starts, particularly those in weekly leagues. For those with rosters locking on Monday nights, you could easily have a goalie go all week without a start, regardless of which Rangers goalie you own. Good luck with all that.

I suspect one of Georgiev/Lundqvist will be traded, but that’s just my guess.


Sidney Crosby joined the Penguins on their road trip so it appears as though his return is on the horizon. Whether it’s Tuesday in Vegas or on the weekend either in Arizona or Colorado, Pittsburgh’s captain should be in the lineup before the end of the week.


Dustin Brown was back in the lineup for the Kings on Monday night, but slotting on the second line with Jeff Carter. Tyler Toffoli remained on the top line with Anze Kopitar.


Peter Laviolette was fired as head coach of the Nashville Predators. There has been no replacement named yet so I’m going to wait until we see who is next in line. In the meantime, you can read Dobber’s take here.